Updated as of ..7/11/2024

Specials


Skirmish Action Rules and Miniatures


On Military Matters Rules-Reviews, Notes and Feedback



Your Shopping Cart





Military Novels
Military Art
Toy Soldiers
Military Models
Wargaming
Wargaming Rules
Unit Histories
Militaria
Arms & Armor
Uniforms
General Military History
Ancients
Dark Ages
Middle Ages
Renaissance
16th Century
17th Century
Thirty Year's War
English Civil War
Late 17th Century
18th Century
Marlburian
War of the Austrian Succession
Seven Year's War
American War of Independence
French Revolution
19th Century
Napoleonics
War of 1812
US Indian Wars
Mexican American War
Crimean War
Indian Mutiny
Garabaldi Wars
American Civil War
American West
German Wars of Unification
Austro-Prussian Wars
Franco-Prussian Wars
Colonial Wars
Anglo-Boer Wars
Spanish-American War
20th Century
Aviation
Armored Fighting Vehicles/Artillery
Naval:1880-2000
Russo-Japanese War
Mexican Revolution
Balkan Wars
World War One
Russian Revolution
Spanish Civil War
Italian-Ethiopian War
Russo-Finnish War
World War Two
Post WWII
Korean War
French-Algerian War
Arab-Israeli Wars
Vietnam War
Modern War
Boardgames
Weapons
Command
Raids
Duel
Battle Orders
Modelling
Fortress
Essential History
Combat Aircraft
Aircraft of the Aces
Old Vanguard
New Vanguard
Campaign
Elite
Warrior
Men-at-Arms
French & Indian War
Videos
Magazines and Periodicals

Top

Your Shopping Cart



We accept the following, plus checks or cash

KISSING COUSINS: U.S. Navy Wooden Minesweepers and Variants (YMS, PCS, AGS) and USN and Royal Australian Navy Bomb and Mine Disposal Personnel in the Pacific in World War II, 1944-1945.

KISSING COUSINS: U.S. Navy Wooden Minesweepers and Variants (YMS, PCS, AGS) and USN and Royal Australian Navy Bomb and Mine Disposal Personnel in the Pacific in World War II, 1944-1945.
by Bruhn, Cmdr David

1-235040

Late in World War II, the U.S. Navy mandated that 59 wooden-hulled ships laid down in builders' yards as YMS minesweepers, be completed as patrol craft sweepers (PCS). 16 of the YMSs were sent to the Pacific, engaged in combat operations with amphibious forces at Saipan and Tinian, followed by the southern Palau Islands, Leyte and Lingayen Gulf in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. During invasions of Japanese-held islands, PCSs directed waves of assault craft to hostile beaches; then joined YMSs, once finished with minesweeping, in patrol duties.

Four PCSs were converted to AGS survey ships for the invasion of Okinawa. There, while subject to Japanese shore fire and Kamikaze attacks, the gun crews of some YMSs, PCSs and AGSs shot down attacking aircraft. Separately throughout the war in the Pacific, kissing cousins of another ilk, U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy Bomb and Mine Disposal personnel plied their dangerous craft at sea, on beaches, and in inland jungle areas of enemy-held or recently captured island bastions. One hundred ninety-six photographs, maps, and diagrams; appendices; and an index to full names, places, and subjects add value to this work.

1 vol, 426 pgs 2022 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
NEW-pb, available late October 2022 ......$41.00 inc

Add to Cart

Updated as of 7/11/2024

ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price